With the hot real estate market in the Columbus, Ohio, area, you might think you can simply list your house without applying much effort to staging it. This may be true if it's a fixer-upper, something gorgeous only in the eyes of a house flipper. But if you want to sell for top dollar, you should make your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers.
Don't neglect the landscaping, because that is the first thing potential buyers will see upon their approach. A ratty exterior could mean the interior remains unseen. We at Meyers Green Services offer you four landscaping tips to help you snag the interest of possible buyers.
1. Pressure Wash
If your roof, walls, driveway, and fences haven't seen a good pressure wash in a while, chances are they're looking a little dingy. A gentle wash of the roof can relieve mold streaks and leaf stains that will make it look like new again. Once you clean your decks, patios, walls, and windows, the whole house will sparkle. Be sure to spray off your walkways and driveway with cleaners, especially where they've grown mildew or moss. If you hire a professional power washing company, be sure to select one that won't use harsh chemicals. Natural cleansers can easily handle tough stains and grime without posing a threat to your lawn and shrubs.
2. Color Within the Lines
Make the front of your home as inviting as possible by planting happy flowers with brightly-colored blossoms in well-defined beds. If you're going to stage in the spring, be sure you plant tulip, daffodil, crocus and iris bulbs in enough time. That way, they'll spring up, one type after the other, for a constant display of spring joy. In case the sale takes a bit longer than expected, have early summer bloomers at the ready for when the bulb flowers are finished for the year. Lilacs not only bloom in late spring and make great privacy bushes, but their fragrance alone can also pull house shoppers in by their noses.
3. Make Trim and Shapely Shrubs
Be sure to trim up unruly trees and prune shrubs into sensible sizes and shapes. Dense and overgrown ornamentals can seem scary to people with small children or an aversion to heavy yard work. Edge the lawn at sidewalks, driveways, and patios to give it the classic well-manicured appearance. You might want to add some inexpensive yard sculptures, like gnomes, fawns or those shiny baubles you can pick up for cheap at garden centers to add interest to your yard.
4. Mulch Like You Mean It
Once you've weeded, trimmed, planted and groomed your yard, be sure to add a layer of mulch. Covering the raw ground around your plants with wood chips or other natural mulch gives your landscape a completed look. Plus, it keeps the weeds down. You don't want to spend time eradicating garden party crashers when you have so much else to do getting ready to sell and move.
If preparing your exterior for show and sell is more work than you can take on, Meyers Green Services would love to give you a hand. Just give us a call or a click to schedule your lawn care service today!